My beautiful dream was rudely awakened by the sudden urge to pee. For a nine year old, I managed to successfully drag myself half awake, half asleep to the toilet without tripping over a mattress that was hosting a cousin who had come over to stay for the weekend. Trying the toilet door I gave it a proper nudge but knocked myself hard as it was locked. Ouch! That woke me up. I had not even noticed the light seeping through the door. Darn, there was someone in already. That meant that I had to stay out in the dark shifting noiselessly from side to side trying to think of anything but going to the toilet. It was deathly quiet. Maybe I should try the door again. Gave it a nudge and yes it sure was locked. So I ...

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